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Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theatre on 1972-09-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theatre on 1972-09-27

Publication date 1972-09-27 (check for other copies)
Topics Live concert
Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead

This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 11"

Morning Dew, Beat It On Down The Line, Friend Of The Devil, Black Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Big River, Brokedown Palace, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Playin' In The Band He's Gone, Jack Straw, Deal, Greatest Story Ever Told, Ramble On Rose, Dark Star-> Cumberland Blues, Attics Of My Life, Promised Land, Uncle John's Band, Casey Jones, E: Around & Around


SBD Reel>Reel>PCM>DAT from "People's Choice tree" via Jeff Blaney, encoded by Matt Vernon


Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2016
Subject: One of the top 50 shows - A+

A rare, solidly 5-star show during the 2nd of a 3-night run at the 4000-seat Stanley {historically the second largest American theater after Radio City}, just one week after playing the nearby baseball stadium in Jersey City - in the meantime they played the Palace Theater and a great Philly Spectrum show (Dick's 36). The following night is also a must-hear. Note the odd song list, that looks like the sets could be switched - very song-based with no Drums or big jammies, 'cept a Dawk Staw. The 1st set is 1½ hours; the 2nd set is slightly longer, making the songs relatively brief.

Set descriptions>
unnecessary; both sets are excellent. All are B to A versions (sans Promised Land, in "merely" average version).

1st Set:  A+
2nd Set: A
Overall = 5 Stars

Entire Show, but stellar, A+ versions of:
Beat it on Down the Line-7 - perfect
Friend of the Devil - very tight in fall '72 in general
Brokedown palace - rare to get this one so right - and not in a closer/encore slot; may be better than 6/8/77
El Paso - letter- perfect
Me & Uncle - hard to pick from hundreds; let's go with this one
Deal - note weird set position - may be the best of the 41 in '72! Jer is serious about his delivery and you can tell he gets off, after his solo
Cumberland - weird dissolve-in from Dark Star>to ace version

The run:
9/26 C
9/27 A+
9/28 B+

SOURCES: The vernon SBD is fine. The whole show is on Dick's Picks #11, with a patch from 9/24 to fix the 25sec cut in Rider.
Reviewer: Casey K. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2015
Subject: one of the best
after roosevelt stadium, i had to get 6 tickets for me and my friends. i decided to go to the theatre the friday before they were supposed to go on sale, which was to be that monday. when i got to the box office, the woman there asked me what i was doing. i said "i'm waiting on line for tickets to see the grateful dead." she didn't know what to do! she got her manager, who came to the box office window, and said to her, "sell him the tickets now." she said "which show do you want and where would like to sit?" on a hunch, i said the middle show and then first row center, but then i said no, i wanted us to have a better visual angle, make it the sixth row center, and that's where we went! i wasn't sure because of the windowpane, but when i turned around during the concert, i could swear i saw the balcony bouncing up and down in rhythm. what a night, what a concert!
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2015
Subject: Jerry heaven
Bird Song and Dark Star are highlights of an excellent year.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - September 27, 2014
Subject: --
The boys could do no wrong in Sep. '72 - I'm enamoured with the following night from the Jersey City run, but this one, sounding lovely in the DP release, is a joy. 30 minutes of Dark Star jazz jam and lots of other goodies abound; check the Cumberland, Playin', et al.
Reviewer: fishercatsunflower - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2013
Subject: Tear this old building down
This was a stellar show.
some of my memories from the night:

My 2 friends and I had bought a bottle of tequila and downed it outside the venue. then just as we stepped into the theatre the band hit the first chord of Morning Dew. It felt like they were waiting for us to begin and were heralding our arrival.

There was a banner hanging from the balcony that said, "get well Pigpen". During the big rocking songs like Sugar Magnolia or Casey Jones you could see the balcony bouncing up and down at least six inches. The banner was waving wide and high. I had heard that they had to condemn the theatre after these shows because of structural damage.
Reviewer: cb18201 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2011
Subject: .
the md5s arnt gonna work. the files were removed a while ago because this show is available for purchase at its dicks picks 11 and well worth the dough.
Reviewer: rjs13 - - March 28, 2011
Subject: Files Won't Work
whenever I try to verify (and I have tried with multiple applications) it says that the actual files are missing in the .md5 files. any ideas?
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2010
Subject: bird song delight
this is one of my favorite september '72 shows, along with 9/21,(also now a dick's pick). actually i'd go as far as to say its one of my favorite shows ever.

ok, so i've been pretty obsessed with bird song lately, and i just can't get enough of this one sometimes. besides veneta, (and possibly 6/22/73), this is the best one ever, imho. yah, i know, there's some great ones in the 80's and 3/29/90 w/ bradford marsalis is a lot of people's favorite, but i really favor these '72/'73 versions. garcia's phrases, especially the jam before the second verses, are prefectly chosen. it is one of my favorite fat-man jams ever. bobby and phil really throw in some jazzy rhythms too, making this one all the more beautiful.

but one song dosen't make a show (usually haha). the rest of this is just as good. dark star is really fluid and jazzy in the first half, and then gets OUT THERE. no 9/21 or even 8/27, but very different. china>rider, deal, GSET, ramble on rose and tennesse jed are some of my favorite versions of the year. and this show also has the hands down best cumberland blues EVER. jerry's hands move like lightning. the uncle john's at the end has a sweet, almost playin'-like jam in the middle, it's my favoite version for '72.

do yourself a favor and go buy dick's picks vol. 11.
Reviewer: mrbill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2009
Subject: Very good show
I've listened to this closely several times on DP11. Dark Star starts a bit slow but they do a fast jazzy thing in the middle with which is outstanding (Keith was the keyboard player who understood jazz the best). Friend of the Devil is great. It is fast. This was before they slowed it down in the Mid-70's. I knocked off a point because the vocals are sloppy and because Jerry screwed up the Casey Jones solo. But overall, it is a very good show.
Reviewer: BVD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2008
Subject: Box it
Went to this Three nite run back in 72. I was a senior in H.S. and I had to beg my parents to let me go because there was a school nite in that run. All three shows were fantastic. This one probably the best of the run. Would make a nice boxed set The DS>Cumberland is top notch
Reviewer: mgags - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2005
Subject: Another great show from '72
While this show is unavailable here, I've had DP11 for some time now and must say it is in my top 5 from 1972. Dew opens the show and it's gravy from there.....great Bird Song, great China>Rider, really great Playin' closes set I. Too bad they began to mellow out in 1st sets later in their career.
Set II opens with a sweet He's Gone.....great harmonies and ensuing jam. A few relaxing tunes and it's liftoff time with a CLASSIC Dark Star. Jazzy jams, sweet noodling and all the chaos one would ever want from this song. It only takes 24min to find the 1st verse. You get the idea. And to melt into Cumberland is simply amazing. Also, the UJB is pretty unique in its presentation.....lots of reggae. Worth buying!
Reviewer: Susep - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2004
Subject: Dark Star
This show indicates the high level of intensity the Dead brought to performing in the greater New York metropolitan area beginning 16June1968( first Fillmore East performance, see archive). Unbelievable Dark Star, arguably their best ever.
Reviewer: qubikino - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 20, 2004
Subject: Buy the Dick's Picks
If you don't already own this show as Dick's Picks 11, go and buy it from the gdstore right now! This really is an amazing performance. Opening with Morning Dew is always an indication of an excellent show and this one does not let up until the end. While your at it, you should pick up the next night from the Stanley on the archive.
Reviewer: Wahlgren-Wilson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2004
Subject: officially released On CD as Dick's Pick's Volume 11.
Next time "Attics" was played was 721028 and then it was not played until 891009.Nice versions of FOTD and BIODTL
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